You know, I can’t really take
the scene in 5x06 The Dark Tower where Gwen says she doesn’t want anything from
Morgana and Morgana replies only my crown as anything but ArMor.
During this scene, Morgana makes it seem like Gwen is the reason
why she is not Queen of Camelot and that is just ridiculous. It is Arthur who
has kept Morgana from what she considers her rightful place on the throne since
Uther chose him as his rightful heir while never recognizing Morgana as his
daughter and hence, her own legitimate claim to the throne (which would only
have been the case if Arthur died with no heirs). Moreover, the only reason
Gwen became queen is because Arthur married her, which just goes to show that
Gwen never stole Morgana’s claim to the throne since Gwen never actually had
such a claim in the first place (she was a servant after all; the odds of her even
marrying into royalty were slim at best).
So what are we supposed to
make of these comments? While I believe the writers intended this scene to
show how Morgana envies Gwen her title as queen, it really comes off as if
Morgana is jealous that Gwen is Arthur’s wife and not her. In this sense, if we
are to interpret Morgana’s words “my crown” to mean being Arthur’s wife,
this indicates that Morgana still believes that she is the only one meant for Arthur
even after the series three revelation that he is indeed her half-brother.